Disco Biscuits Live at Rialto Theater on 2002-10-02
- Live concert
- Disco Biscuits
2. Basis For A Day ->
3. I-Man ->
4. Above The Waves* ->
5. I-Man ->
6. Basis For A Day
Remaster of set 2
- 2004-04-13 15:19:23
- Sony PCM-R500>Delta DIO2496>Samplitude>CDWav>SF>SHN
- Tucson, AZ
- Taped by
- Kevin Hughes
- Transferred by
- Kevin Hughes/Rich Steele remaster
- Rialto Theater
Subject: "i felt tired.."
It's amazing how they went from this set- where they broke out their crayons and dutifully filled in the "Untz" page in the Biscuits coloring book form beginning to end- to Haymaker. They tapped into their psychedelic magic again at some point during that cross-country flight.
I've always found it interesting that so many people who thought this set was one for the ages were also the same ones who hated 2.0 for getting "too electronic" - when even the lamest set from 2006 had more interesting parts than this monotonous bro fest.
If anything, this is a preview of the Post-Mega Biscuits era where the Biscuits #1 priority seems to be not screwing up. The easiest way to acheive that is by playing slight variations on the same jam half a dozen times in a show. And that's what 10/2/02 is all about.
Don't get me wrong. Take any one or two of the jams by itself and it's enjoyable enough. Nothing that approaches the methodical world building of the Haymaker Astronaut or the outright abandon of the Buddha debut on 9/26, but fairly solid. In the context of the set however, each subsequent jam produces diminishing returns. If 9/26 was all stuff like the Buddha sequence and nothing like the MEMPHIS>Spectacle or Haleakala>Munchkin, that Buddha sequence would pale into insignificance as well.
In the year 2012 it feels weird to turn my nose up at this. This would be the best set they've played since NYE Run 2009. But it would be towards the bottom of all the sets played from 12/28/06 to 12/31/09.
I'm reviewing this off of memory. I'll listen to it again and append this review later this weekend. I'm curious if this show will stand out more than it used to. April 02 & 03, and the lions share of random 2004 shows (ie: i loved the 1st set of All Good and don't think 10/1/04 is nearly as bad as we made it out to be) all sounded a lot better further down the road than they did at the time. 10/2/02 was my nemesis. Can't wait to see if that's changed.
No rating as of 12/7/12.
Also, isn't this closer to an hour and 15 minutes than "ALMOST TWO HOURS"? 75 minute Biscuits segments... not really that out of the ordinary.
Enjoy, they played their asses off on this one.
Peace and much groove.
Subject: Holy hell!!!
Subject: So over-rated...
However, the music is just so monotonous. This is a straightforward set of house music. The beat does not shift, and I swear they play only minor variations on the same exact sound. I've never understood all the hype, and even with Rich's wonderful transfer, it hasn't changed my mind. There's just not a lot of exploration. If Fall 2002 Biscuits is your ideal sound, you'll probably dig this. Those of you looking for something more exploratory are likely going to be severely unimpressed.
Get this at all costs.
Wish I'd been there.
PS Do they ever come over here and play the UK?
Subject: Cheers to the Biscuits & Rich Steel
That nite (10-02-02) set II sounded like it strained the band. How how else would they do it? Pioneers walk on glass. The boys pounced off stage, lit a smoke and chilled. Who could blame em? They just ripped up Voices>Basis>I-man>ATW>I-man>Basis. Nearly TWO HOURS! of complexity -- an aimed for palindrome of magnificent proportions. Thankfully the small and intimate crowd in the outdated Rialto Theater in Tucson, Arizona helped the evening progress into what now resonates a continued pioneering of virtuosity.
I must say that the re-master lends credibility to the nite. Thanks to the amazing sound clarity of the Rich Steel Remastery collection, one can "hear" witness as to how this show sweats stamina.
Subject: Old Pueblo jamfest
Subject: GET THIS SHOW
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